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CNN
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. stay right where you are. we are filling in the blanks of this debt reduction plan that could, one, avert the looming default of the united states treasury and, two, dramatically change the size and scope of the federal government as we know it. senator tom coburn, member of the so-called gang of 6, is standing by for me on capitol hill to answer some questions. first i need to get some news to you. i want to report that president obama has just summoned congressional democrats to aarr white house. to be clear, democrats only. we're also hearing the top two house republicans, john boehner and eric cantor are to meet with mr. obama at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. so clearly a busy afternoon shaping up at the white house. tell you what, i want to take you now straight to senator coburn who is live for me. sir, good to have you on the program. let me just begin with this. we mentioned these meetings at the white house. my question is, is the fact that there's a democrats only meeting happening now at the white house, does that, sir,
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
executive rebekah brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. just hours from now, this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a that building behind me, the parliament, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm PDT
continues now with brooke baldwin. >> and hello to you, happy monday, i'm brooke baldwin, as you just saw, i want to begin with this story, out of the uk, the british press association says the reporter who blew the whistle on the uk hacking scandal has been sound dead. his name is john ford, he was found today in his london home. police are calling his death unexplained. this is important because we're going to have much more on this story, got a lot of questions for our correspondent in london, we'll bring that to you coming up. but i want to begin this hour with a warning. i want you to listen to a warning. this is a warning that i'm about to show you a video of 16 men being shot to death. i'm going give you a moment here right now to go ahead and get the kids out of the room, but this is a video released by taliban insurgents in pakistan and it shows more than a dozen men believed to be pakistani policemen lined up. there they are, against the backdrop of the hillside with their hands tied behind their backs facing several men with rifles on the right side of your screen. this man shouti
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
executive, rebekah brooks, will face some tough questioning, appearing before lawmakers this morning, this as the developments in the growing phone hacking scandal seem to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london outside parliment with details. jim, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. well all eyes will definitely be on a small room inside that building behind me, the mother of parliament it's called here. just big enough for 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for r
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers at news corp. may be advising against this because of course there is a police investigation going on at the moment and public pressure may not be the best thing for them to be under a at the moment. >> do we know clearly whether or not parliament has the power in any way to compel the likes of rupert or indeed james murd
FOX News
Jul 17, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. and the police chief resigning following allegations of his involvement in the scandal. rebecca brook was arrested in london the former ceo of news international, owned by the parent company of the fox news channel and works for the form world of the news editor, and brook saying she voluntarily went to the police to assist with their investigation into allegations that news of the world employees hacked into voice mail of people whom they were covering. our correspondent, amy kellogg has more from london. >> yes, rebecca brooks said she went to the police by appointment and ended unarrest with the hacking scandal and involved not only the media, but certain members of the government accused to be too close to the powerful players in the media and even police accused of taking bribes to get information to the news of the world journalist and the head of scotland yard resigned without warning and police were under attack for hiring the news of the world editor was a consultant and arrested on friday. the metropolitan police commissioner said though he had nothing to hide. he thought th
CNN
Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT
this afternoon. cnn newsroom continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> thank you so much, randi. have a great rest of your day an hello to all of you. we'll get right to the breaking news in texas where a soldier has been arrested suspected of plotting to kill members of the u.s. army. that for you in a moment. as randi was just talking, huge day once again here in washington. i want to let you know we are expecting a vote in really just the next couple of hours here, a vote on the so-called boehner bill in the house of representatives. so it's a bill that the house speaker was still trying to whip up support for today, and essentially it would raise the debt ceiling and also save some $917 billion in spending over the course of the next decade, so we're keeping an eye on that as always, but first let's get to that developing story for you out of texas. an awol muslim-american soldier has been arrested near ft. hood with what the fbi is saying is a large amount of bomb-making materials. private first class naser abdo is now in custody after a sales clerk at a gun shop alerted police about thi
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answer them in a different forum." the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead parliament? why did the management failed to find out what was going on and stop it? as for rebekah brooks, we ask about what she told the mps. the mp whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope th
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 12:30am PDT
brooks and rupert murdoch accountable. why were so many people's phones pack in the name of news? it was a summons that they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. you cannot hide it away from this level of public anguish. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch told the committee he could not attend was to a's session, however looking forward to the inquiry. rebecca brooks said she is available to the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so. but, she said, she would not be able to do -- say anything related to the ongoing investigation into hacking. i find, even imprisonment -- it appears the threat has worked. the murdoch's change their mind and said they would answer the questions. in a second letter, james murdoch confirmed their attendance. he said he was concerned they were asked to answer questions in a different forum. what ever the forum, the questions keep coming. why did news of the world mislead parliament? why were some victims paid? what did the management fail to find out what was going on? we asked about what brooks said.
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he ended it explaining why he was going. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us to take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. sadly, there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate
WHUT
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. ni
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor andy cole son as chief of communications he stepped down in january and arrested last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government, he then left government. >> and journalist who first blew the whistle on the hacking scandal but they says the not suspicious he worked at news of the world under editor andy cole son and the communication chief arrested in the scandal. rupert murdoch and his son james as well as rebecca brooks are testifying in just over two hours. >> thank you in the me
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
brooks, they sat there hour after hour, taking the questions in good humor. and that gives them credit to their benefit, that they did go through this process. ultimately, though, tonight, as rupert murdoch did say he doesn't take responsibility for what took place although he will have to be the man that sorts it out. >> are you responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> who are responsible? >> the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> can you name people? >> i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. >> what i think is interesting in that exchange, the normal phraseology for people doing that is, i was not to blame, but i take responsibility. the buck stops here. and what we didn't get there was that phraseology or some version thereof. we also finally, wolf, we did get later on in his final statement the hacking was wrong, the payments to the police were wrong, no excuses. >> and there was an incident there at one point where an intruder just showed up with some shaving cream. tell our viewers what happened. >> the pic
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 9:30am EDT
of interesting characters, including a u.s. intelligence agent named brooke chanda who may or may not save the day. mr. patterson was a lawyer before becoming a writer concert at one point as assistant attorney general for the state of ohio. he also worked as a lawyer for the securities and exchange commission that he has been chairman of the organization common cause and has written for such publications as the times of london and the "washington post." many of his works have been international sellers, and i daresay that "the devil's light" will join that list. is welcome richard north patterson. [applause] >> it's great to see you and to have read your book, "the devil's light" doesn't refer to osama bin laden's flashlight but to the light emitted from a nuclear weapon. and this is a very serious subject, and people who know your career will not be surprised that you have tackled this subject. your other books, for example, eclipse was a human rights, africa and the geopolitics loyal and her previous books, exile and before that was about the israeli-palestinian conflict. you are known
CNN
Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm PDT
to you. i'm brook baldwin. busy, busy day in news on this wednesday. >>> rupert murdoch under fire in britain and in the united states. two separate u.s. agencies calling for investigations into rupert murdoch. >>> have you heard this story? an 8-year-old boy kidnapped, murdered, then mutilated. now new york place are scouring a stream of surveillance video for answers. more on that. >>> first, i want to begin with this. let's just plunge right into the debt negotiations at this hour. daily talks at the white house resume in one hour, and by all accounts, they are becoming more tense, more heated, more testy, the closer we get to the deadline. you know the date by now, august 2nd. august 2nd, a potential default of the u.s. treasury if congress will not approve more borrowing. joining me now from the u.s. capitol building is congressman paul brown, republican of georgia. congressman brown, nice to see you. good to have you on. >> it's nice to be with you. i don't believe the august 2nd deadline frankly, and we don't default even if we pass the august 2nd deadline, even if that's wh
Comedy Central
Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
brooks, the woman who ran "news of the world" during the worst of-- as the british call them-- the troubles. (laughter) brooks had already resigned her post friday, ostensibly to spend more time with her rabbit hair dresser. laug(laughter) that was a deep cut. i appreciate that that was a deep cut. honestly, it is hard to imagine this story... (laughter). all right. it's hard to imagine this story getting more out of control. >> breaking news. >> on the british hacking scandal, just a short time ago, police say sean hoare-- that's the reporter who first alleged widespread hacking at the now ended news of nation-- he's been found dead in his home. (laughter). >> jon: do you think he died of natural causes or was it murdoch? (ominous music). (applause) well, i'm sure scotland yard's on this case like cream on a... >> right now police say the death is not considered suspicious. (laughter) >> jon: well, i guess the guys who were bribed don't think there's anything suspicious in the death of the guy who blew the whistle on the company providing the bribes, i'm satisfied. (laughte
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's friend, rebecca brooks. she's the chief executive of news international in the u.k. she was also the editor of the news of the world when milly went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she didn't know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. news international argues she's as shocked as everyone else that the latest twist in the scandal. but also making it plain she doesn't intend to resign. >> i think she's been very clear today that that's absolutely what she won't do. this happened back in 2002. she's now chief executive of a company in 2011, she's absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they also think rebecca brooks should go. >> it wasn't a rogue reporter. it wasn't just one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened, and what i want from executives at news international is for people to star
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
pressure on the prime minister's friend rebecca brooks. she is the chief executive of news international. she was also the editor of the news of the world when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, had said that she did not know about the actions of a few reporters. news international argues she is shocked as everyone else. but they are also making the claims she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002. she is chief executive of a company in 2011. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the political heat has been turned up on the murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> it was not a rogue reporter. it was not one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from equities -- executives is people to start taking responsibility. >> it is not just news international which is difficult q
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am PDT
keep coming and the scope keeps widening. rebekah brooks arrested. the woman once headed up his british papers, she's out on bail. headline two, the head of scotland yard resigns. sir paul stevenson is quitting over criticism how he handled the saga. >> as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight i wish we had sunlged matters involve this affair differently. i didn't and that's that. >>> brace for an explosive few days ahead. ra beck that brooks, rupert murdock and his son are scheduled to be questioned by british lawmakers tuesday. >>> 15 seconds of news from canada. classic rockers chief trick got a scare as their stage collapsed at the ottawa blues fest. the stage blew over in severe weather. that's where we snagged these pictures. check out the stage before. and after. it's barely recognizable. good news, no serious injuries. >>> you hear the words grope and airport and junk-touching security checkpoint horror stories pop to mind. there's a twist. phoenix police arrested a would-be passenger, a 61-year-old woman shown here fo
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the uk hacking scandal. the country's two top police officials now quick. rebeckka brooks is outon bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. is this just a chance to let off some tea party steam? we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not g
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 12:30am PDT
with a right to the. the police to arrive sometime later. it is the sort of story rebecca brooks would have loved when she edited the news of the world. but now they follow the murdoch into the room. >> such fundamental issues. >> i don't know anyone in their right mind that would authorize approval of anyone listening to the voice mails. >> someone did if and someone covered it up. we did know that this is a day he did not enjoy. >> use of the moment that he was attacked with a plate of shaving phone. -- fome. -- foam. the protester's name is jonathan and has been charged with a public order offense. he is charged with a section 5 of the public order act. the husband turns with the public order offense. same with the story, within the last hour, the a trillion army will have questions to answer there. the country who controls a 70% of the newspapers. he told me how it has been covered by the australian press. this is the front page. >> this is a nice shot of rupert touching his son's arm. the minority group, controls all of the other major newspapers. he and his son looking grim and pretty
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 3:00am PDT
, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wall. she was a protege of rupert murdock, rose through the ranks, the ceo. lately, certainly have been seeing her by his side with the flowing red hair. for her to announce she is resigning is certainly big news. in fact, she even said, in her resignation letter, feels a deep responsibility as she puts it, quote, for the people we have hurt and wants to say how sorry i am for what we now know has taken place. >> interesting to hear that kind of language. really kind of resisting we did something really wrong and her resignation letter says that. >> pushing back, too. we now know. >> we didn't know before, she says. then we have that and the fact that justice department here in the united states, is getting involved in this scandal. we're hearing that the fbi is now involved. >> they are involved. and overnight, we are learning from the u.s. attorney general himself, eric holder, he told reporters in australia that, in fact, yes, th
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
on conditions that they keep quiet. after the murdochs, their former british ceo rebekah brooks will face the committee. brooks, as editor of "news of the world" newspaper when the hacking was taking place was a hands-on manager. >> rebekah brooks knows the answers to all of these questions. she knows who knew what about what payments, when. she knows everything. >> reporter: however, brooks may not say very much today because she was arrested over the weekend and though out on bail now, will be acutely aware she's involved in a criminal inquiry. now, the murdochs are still speaking to the committee and what we have heard so far indicates they are going to say that they did not know what was going on at the company, that they, themselves, as executives, were misled. >> elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. >>> joining "uss is lanny davis who is special counsel to president bill clinton in the white house. we have been watching this unfold the last half hour or spoke. now, all of a sudden, you have rupert murdoch coming out and saying this is the most humble day of his life. he is striking t
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
in news today. >> reporter: after the murdochs the former british ceo rebekah brooks will face the committee. brooks as editor of the "news of the world" newspaper when the hacking was taking place was a hands-on manager. >> rebekah brooks knows where all the bodies are buried. she knows the rights and wrongs of all these questions, she knows who knew what about what payments when. she knows everything. >> reporter: however, brooks may not say very much today, because she was arrested over the weekend. and though out on bail now will be acutely aware she's involved in a criminal inquiry. in spite of the murdochs' frantic attempt sometimes over the last couple of weeks to control the damage from this scandal, it's already wiped nearly a billion dollars off the value of the family holdings. rebecca? >> such a good point. cbs' elizabeth palmer in london. liz, thank you. and joining us now is legal crisis manager lanny davis, who was special counselor to president bill clinton in the white house. great to have you with us, lanny. >> thank you. >> when you look at this situation, bl
CNN
Jul 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
, rebecca brooks, does have to turn up, or she will risk basically being arrested. one would imagine it's going to be fairly embarrassing if there are three seats there and one of them is filled. >> thank you very much, dan. >>> ron paul has made two big career decisions lately. one is to run for president in 2012, and the other he will talk about live right after this break. a lot of complicated engineering goes into every one. like variable valve timing and turbocharging, active front grille shutters that close at high speeds, and friction reducing -- oh, man, that is complicated. how about this -- cruze eco offers 42 miles per gallon. cool? ♪ >>> welcome back. when ron paul was first elected to congress, jimmy carter was president and inflation was 11% and the cold war was in full swing. times have changed. but paul has been a steadfast champion of freedoms and smaller government. you know the movement today as the tea party. ron paul announced he will not run for re-election to the the senate, but he will run for president. he joins us live. why give up your house job? >> well, i
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, and electric car technology. the report from brookings show the green sector has 2.7 million jobs. the jobs report grew more than 8% since 2003 compared to about 4% in other occupations. >>> there's a dirty job in vegas that's now available. for those of you with an adventurous side. you have to pay to play. not what you think. it's a company that's made a giant sandbox for adults. >> push it forward to go forward. >> reporter: in 100 degree weather across the highway from the vegas strip, people are paying hundreds of dollars for a chance to do something dirty in sin city that won't get them in trouble. >> stay within your cone zone. no bumper cars. >> reporter: they come to dig this, a five acre sandbox created for adults who rented equipment for a home project a few years ago and a business idea was born. >> i realized if i'm having this much fun, imagine the people who want an opportunity. >> what does your family back in new zealand think about this? >> they think i'm nuts. >> reporter: customers are supervised, teaching even the most hand-eye challenge reporter how to dig a hole. the
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> the phone hacking scandal continues for rupert murdoch and news corps. london police arrested rebekah brooks today. brooks led murdoch's news international division, until this past friday when she resigned. she is facing charges for phone hackings that targeted celebrities, the families of 9/11 victims, as well as the royal family. rupert murdoch took out full page ads yesterday, saying we are sorry for the scandal. even more ads today, saying the company will assist the ongoing police investigation. >> british public is engaged sh and i think where they're really concerned about is whether or not the american public is engaged. if that ever happened then yeah, you really should start writing news corps's obituaries. >> the hacking scandal has already brought down one of rupert murdochs executives in the united states. les hinten redesigned on friday. he worked for murdoch in britain when the phone hacking allegedly took place. the committee in charge of making sure all dow jones -- >>> a gunshot victim hopes the spare the life of a man who pulled the trigger. the shooting left him partiall
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. they will be more forth right compared to rebecca brooks if she does show up because of the huge legal cloud now directly over her head, it will be difficult for her, i think to be as candid as she may have intended to be otherwise. it will be that much more difficult for the m.p.'s interrogating her to ask the same types of questions they had planned because no one wants to wreck what is now a criminal investigation and of course may become one in terms of the murdoches themselves. >> officials from the american state department and the libyan government held a one-day face-to-face meeting. officials say the talks were a positive step forward. the americans say they delivered a firm message that colonel gaddafi must step down. steve kington in washington gave me the latest. >> what we know is that this meeting took place on saturday in the tunisian capital from the american side, the u.s. ambassador to libya until this crisis blew up in february, together with the senior state department official for the region. they were the representatives of the united states. we don't know who was at the me
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
meetings with news international bosses with rebekah brooks and with rupert murdoch. he left london today on the morning after the most humble day of his life. >> did he ever discuss the question of the bid with news international? >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> it was the third time of asking and labor did not like the answer. >> i completely took myself out of any decision making about this. i had no role in it. i had no role in when the announcements would be made. >> what david cameron did was to rhetorically unhire andy card -- andy coulson. it was a day when more police officers were hired to address more allegations of hacking guaranteeing that there will be more days in which the prime minister's judgment will be questioned. >> the irish prime minister has launched an unprecedented attack on the roman catholic hierarchy. he accused the vatican of protecting the power and reputation of the church ahead of the child rape victims. the clerical abuse exposed an institution that was defeatist. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generations. that
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 2:30pm PDT
milly dowler -- phone.owler's hacked this is what rebekah brooks had to say about the incident. >> i don't know anyone in their right mind who would sanction anyone listening to the voice mail of milly dowler in those circumstances. i just don't know anyone who would think that was a right and proper thing to do at this time or any time. i know that we know a lot more now but that is all i can tell you. >> many of the details were first revealed in "the guardian," newspaper. we're joined by the deputy editor tonight. thank you for joining us. do you believe the murdochs did not know about the phone hacking? >> it is very difficult to say. rupert murdoch's performance was quite extraordinary. he seemed to be tried to convince the world that he was a doggery old chap who had no idea what was going on in his company. a lot of the time i felt convinced of that. one of the striking things was that this was probably the end of the rupert murdoch era. this was probably the performance that will convince most shareholders that he is the person to be running this company. >> what about james murd
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 10:00pm PDT
it might happen. >> so rupert murdoch, his son and rebekah brooks testify tomorrow. what are we expecting from this hearing? >> well, we're expecting that rupert murdoch will the box office draw. he'll be grilled by british members of parliament. he'll be cross-examined about his extent of the knowledge with what his executives were up to when they apparently, as the accusation goes, authorized these phone hacking antics to go ahead against celebrities and victims of crimes. to what extent he knew and to what extent he'll do something about it. so it will be a pretty explosive day. and obviously, the very fact the the world's most powerful media mogul is appearing in front of the british has parliament to answer questions in this way is a fascinating event in itself. >> so we're talking about this as a business story. rupert murdoch stepping down. and it's political drama because he's so influential in british politics. and american politics. counselor, he knows there's criminal investigations on both sides of the atlantic. rupert murdoch and his depth tigs need to be careful, don't they?
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